Five killed in collision with tanker truck

HARNETT COUNTY The crash on North Carolina Highway 27 happened Friday night between Coats and Benson.

A Highway Patrol spokeswoman said Sunday a report listed the driver of the Honda Accord as 22-year-old Esteban Isidro of Raleigh. The others killed were 23-year-old Jorge Luis Gallardo of Raleigh, 25-year-old Germain Chavez of Angier, 17-year-old Ashley Martinez, and 15-year-old Norma Marie Martinez. The Martinez girls were sisters who lived in Angier.

Troopers said their car ran a stop sign and was run over by the oncoming truck. Both vehicles went into the oncoming lane and hit a station wagon.

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